Brothers, Sing On!: My Half-century Around the World with the Penn Glee Club
By: Bruce Montgomery
Product Details: Share this by email:
Monty shares his stories and experiences. From an impromptu photo op on a Wisconsin highway during a blizzard in 1977 to singing for U.S. presidents, this exhilarating memoir is filled with the Glee Club's farflung adventures. Backstage anecdotes let the reader step behind the scenes of such performances at home, abroad, and on worldwide television. A reflection of Monty's boundless energy and flair for showmanship, this volume also includes stories of the students with whom the Glee Club director worked in other clubs--the Penn Singers, the Marching Band, the Penn Players, and the Mask & Wig Club, to name a few. Throughout his memoir, Montgomery reflects fondly on the development of the Glee Club. It is a testament to his immeasurable contribution to its success and renown. Bruce Montgomery is former director of musical activities at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as former director of the Penn Glee Club and the University Band. He is recognized internationally as one of America's foremost authorities on the works of Gilbert & Sullivan and, indeed, has directed and performed all fourteen of the operas both in the U.S. and abroad.
His compositions have been performed by such notable ensembles as the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. His 1964 Off-Broadway hit, The Amorous Flea, is still performed throughout the world and his paintings and sculptures adorn private collections and galleries across the land. He is both former director and musical director of the Mask & Wig Club and the Penn Players. Currently he is acting director of the Penn Singers. 2005 | 296 pages | 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 | 75 illus. ISBN 978-0-8122-3856-3 | Cloth | $45.00s | GBP29.50 World Rights | Biography, Music Short copy: A memoir from the former longtime director of the University of Pennsylvania's Glee Club.
FREE SHIPPING | Delivered in 14 working days
(Cash on delivery not available)
Be assured. 7 days Return & Refund Policy.